Van Heflin

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Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
Walters, OK
Death Date
Jul 23, 1971 (60)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
Walters, OK
Death Date
Jul 23, 1971 (60)

About

Hollywood's leading man who played con-artists in The Prowler and 3:10 to Yuma. He won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Johnny Eager.

Before Fame

After graduating high school he spent several years serving on board merchant ships at sea and studied law at the University of Oklahoma.

Trivia

After a fairly successful Broadway debut and a further three years at sea, he launched his acting career on Broadway alongside Katharine Hepburn.

Family Life

He was born Emmett Evan Heflin in Walters, Oklahoma. His family is Irish-French.

Associated With

At the height of his career he played a sympathetic gambler in the noir film, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, alongside Kirk Douglas.